The police have arrested a hair dresser, Mrs Tawa Biodun, in connection with the death of a pregnant woman, Mrs Esther Oluwadiya.Oluwadiya died during a squabble with Tawa who is her neighbour where both of them reside in Lagos State, western Nigeria.
The late Oluwadiya was heavily pregnant with twins before the incident happened.
The incident happened on Monday at their house located at 15, Adeyinka street, Arida bus stop, Ikotun, Lagos where they reside.
According to their neighbours, Biodun reportedly engaged Esther Oluwadiya in a fight and in the process she developed complications.
She was rushed to Igando General Hospital where she was referred to LUTH where she eventually died.
According to residents, the 16-year-old daughter of Biodun and the 13-year-old son of the late Oluwadiya were fighting and instead of Biodun separating them, she allegedly encouraged her daughter to go and dress up properly to fight Oluwadiya’s son who is younger than her.
This attracted the attention of Oluwadiya who allegedly rebuked Biodun for encouraging the children to fight.P.M.NEWS gathered that this resulted in both women exchanging harsh words that led to a squabble.During the squabble, Oluwadiya developed complications as a result of the pregnancy and became unconscious. She was rushed to hospitals where she eventually died.
The matter was reported to the police and Biodun was arrested and detained at the Ikotun Police station.The police transferred the matter to SCID at Panti, Yaba where Biodun is currently detained for further investigation.When our reporter visited Ikotun police division on Wednesday where Biodun was initially detained, the DPO was not around to comment on the matter.Sources at the station confirmed the arrest and directed our reporter to SCID at Panti where the matter was transferred.
Also when our reporter visited the house where the incident happened, Biodun’s relatives, residents and sympathizers were there expressing shock over what happened.Neighbours told our correspondent that the deceased’s husband identified as Joseph had gone to SCID in connection with the incident.The neighbours also said they were short of words and described the late Oluwadiya as an easy going woman.
P.M.NEWS gathered that her corpse has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy report.